Echocardiography | The Hands-On Cardiac Ultrasound Course is organized by Keith Mauney and Associates Ultrasound Training Institutes and will be held during Mar 05 - 09, 2018 at Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is Sonographers, Intensivists, Emergency Physicians, PA's, Paramedics, Medical Device Professionals & Research Scientists, Allied Health Professionals, Anesthesiologists, Veterinary Medicine, Research & Medical Device Professionals.
Conference Description :
Hands-on intensive echocardiogram training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build the complete cardiac ultrasound protocol to acquire and analyze all images. For all specialties and experience levels.
This course will establish the complete surface echocardiogram protocol: 2-D, M-mode, color and spectral Doppler, tissue velocity (TDI), and diastolic dysfunction. Complete evaluation of the right ventricle, pulmonary artery pressure, hepatic and renal function. Each step and every measurement will be carefully laid out and completely explained. The majority of our time will be spent in the scan lab practicing the full echo protocol to completion. Scan Lab open 24 hours for independent practice.
Conference Objectives are :
• Describe the normal structural anatomy of the heart and the electromechanical events that control and determine its function.
• Complete a systematic survey of the heart with 2-D and M-Mode ultrasound imaging; document and measure al structures in all standard views and expand the protocol as required to document ambiguous findings or suspected pathology.
• Relate 2-D image anatomy to its correlate M-mode pattern, compare and contrast each method of display.
• Properly judge the quality of acquired data and communicate any limitations.
• State the normal range measurement values for each principal cardiac structure and physiologic function.
• Identify each anatomic region and segment of the heart from any given echocardiographic view; relate it to its usual coronary distribution.
• Identify abnormalities of resting cardiac wall motion and thickening using standard terminology; classify each according to its clinical significance.
• Identify and differentiate ventricular hypertrophy by chamber, type, and degree.
• Identify, stratify, and discuss the clinical significance of pericardial effusion in the assessment of suspected tamponade.
• Identify and discuss the image and Doppler parameters associated with subaortic obstruction.
• Demonstrate the technique to image the posteromedial apical fossa and LA appendage to inspect for thrombus.
• Identify and distinguish the characteristics of pedunculated vs. mural thrombus vs. tumor.
• Identify and distinguish the characteristics of valvular vegetative excrescence vs. fibrotic thickening.
• Document and measure the course of blood flow through the entire heart using color and spectral Doppler.
• Correct operator errors to maximize system sensitivity of color/spectral Doppler to avoid the most common false negative findings.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.